Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Full Text Dissertations

We can now access the full text (in PDF format) from over 900,000 dissertations from the United States and Canada.
With more than 2.4 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. UMI offers over 2 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 930,000 are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and an average of 2,000 new PDFs are added to the database each week.
Note that some of the documents are HUGE. This dissertation in astrophysics from Princeton is about 54 MB.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Unconference at DU for Librarians

I will be helping to organize an un-conference here at DU on Friday, October 10, 2008. It is officially called the Library Camp of the West. Here is more information about it.


Stop on by if you get a chance.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Databases

We recently signed up some new databases.

Knovel Library. There are over 1,000 ebooks in this collection. It covers chemistry and engineering sources for the most part.

Columbia Gazetteer of the World. Derived from the 3 volume set.

Columbia Earthscape. This is "a comprehensive aggregation of resources in the Earth and Environmental Sciences".